Worcester Warriors have announced that Alan Solomons has signed a contract to become the club’s permanent Director of Rugby.
The 67-year-old has agreed a two-and-a-half year deal to take over as Director of Rugby from Gary Gold, who will leave the Club at the end of December.
Solomons joined Warriors to assist Gold in October and has helped Warriors experience an upturn in fortunes as they have racked up 38 tries in 11 matches and claimed back-to-back Aviva Premiership victories against Northampton Saints and Leicester Tigers last month, and a win over London Irish on Friday night.
Warriors Chairman Bill Bolsover said: “We are delighted that we have managed to secure Alan on a long-term contract.
“Since he arrived at the Club, Alan has been a key influence behind the scenes and has quickly earnt the respect of staff and players, who have all spoken very highly of him.
“This has been illustrated by the commitment of the players and the fact we have seen a marked improvement in the team’s performances.
“Our search for a new Director of Rugby was extensive and we interviewed a number of high quality candidates, but Alan stood out as someone who could bring stability to the Club and take us forward.
“We thank Gary Gold for his hard work and efforts during his year at Sixways and wish him the best of luck with his role at the USA.”